Planet Positive offering
There is enormous demand for environmental efficiency in our industry. By default, the mining industry is energy- and water-intensive. We provide our customers with durable, energy-efficient equipment and services for a long life-cycle.
Central to Metso Outotec’s sustainability efforts is our Planet Positive offering – products that are demonstrably more energy or water efficient than the market standard, or help our customer achieve other priorities such as circularity and safety, as well as services that help our customers improve their productivity . Our Planet Positive portfolio already includes over 100 products and our aim is to keep expanding and improving this offering by continuously innovating – we aim to have a Planet Positive product for every part of the value chain. To achieve this, all our R&D projects must have sustainability targets and we actively track our Planet Positive sales. We expect Planet Positive to form a growing part of our overall sales in the future – we think that our Planet Positive portfolio will give us a real competitive advantage.
The four focus areas of our sustainable offering and innovations are in energy efficiency and emissions, water efficiency, a leading offering in circularity and safe operations. This is where we can create the most value for our customers.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
R&D is in a key role in developing our industry towards a more sustainable future. In technology development, we focus on increasing resource efficiency. Our annual target starting in 2021, is that 100% of our R&D projects has to contribute to energy, emissions, water or circularity target.
“We have a wide Planet Positive offering available for our customers, and with strong R&D focus we continue to strengthen our sustainable offering for Aggregates, Mining and Metals refining industries. We also have high targets for sustainability in our own operations and supply chain. There is a clear demand in our industry for solutions that enable the processing of minerals and metals and aggregates production in a more sustainable manner.”
Piia Karhu, SVP, Business Development at Metso Outotec